Thursday, January 28, 2010

Black Bean & Veggie Burritos and Guacamole

I feel very fortunate that I have a boyfriend who loves to cook but unfortunately I don't always return the favor. I've been wanting to try several new recipes lately so I figured by cooking, it'd make a good date night with Todd and we'd be able to eat somewhat healthy. Todd's favorite kitchen appliance is his deep fryer...enough said. One of the very first blogs I started following was Rookie Cookie and she has a TON of good recipes. Since I'm on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, I thought this recipe from Rookie Cookie would be perfect!

Black Bean & Veggie Burritos with a Side of Guac, Tortilla Chips & Spanish Rice

Black Bean & Veggie Burritos

Ingredients for the black beans:
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
1 onion, diced
1 28 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper

*Note--I did not use a jalapeno b/c I don't like hot or spicy food

Ingredients for the fillings:
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 package burrito-sized tortillas
Chopped fresh cilantro
Diced avocado
Shredded cheddar cheese

For the black beans, in a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Once the oil runs quickly in the pan, add garlic, jalapeno and onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add black beans and spices to the pan and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer beans to a serving dish.In another pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion. Cook, stirring often, until bell peppers are softened.To put together the burritos, place a scoop of beans on the tortilla. Add the peppers and onion. Top with salsa, cilantro, avocado and cheese. Wrap up and enjoy!

Yields 6 servings

I figured what better goes with mexican food than chips & guac! My brother, Jeff, makes the best guac so he gets the credit for this recipe.


2 large avocados; cut in half, remove the pit & scoop out skins
1/2 tomato, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 lime, juiced
1 package guacamole mix

Mix all ingredients together. If you make it ahead of time, the guac will turn brown. Cover it with the avocado peels and this will prevent it from happening.

All in all, the burritos & guac were a hit! Instead of using avocado in the burritos, we put some of the guac. We will definitely be making these again in the future because they were delicious!


Anonymous said...

they sure sound delicious! i wish i had more time / motivation to actually cook or prepare more of my own food.

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

This looks so so so good! Vegan-friendly too (minus the cheese)!

Great blog! I'm a new follower :)